Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 13:05 Al Bastakiya Sponsored By Emirates Skywards 1m 1f 110y

  • Winner 523,838 2nd 198,144 3rd 98,433 4th 45,050
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:05:28
13:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secret Number 4/1
2nd Zahee (NZ) 5/1
3rd Snowboarder (USA) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 5131-26 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap I'm Back (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-8 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 83 5/16.00
2 (2) 1511-43 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Zahee (NZ) 23
Nag me
4 9-4 M F De Kock C Soumillon 5/16.00
3 (3) 1-55 Yellow, royal blue chevron, yellow sleeves, white cap Emotif (ARG) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 M F De Kock A Delpech 14/115.00
4 (4) 2121-32 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Snowboarder (USA) 23
Nag me
3 8-8 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 94 11/43.75
5 (5) 4144-42 Red, blue quartered, orange sleeves, orange, blue quartered cap Deauville Prince (FR) 9
Nag me
3 8-8 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 105 7/18.00
6 (6) 21-7 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Stasio (USA) 30
Nag me
3 8-8 D M Simcock William Buick 5/16.00
8 (8) 2125-86 Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Darkening (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 8-8 I Mohammed T P O'Shea 100/1101.00
9 (9) 224-943 Dark green, dark green sleeves, white cap Tarbawi (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 8-8 p M bin Shafya W Smith 75 25/126.00
10 (10) 5421-14 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red star Elleval (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-8 D Marnane F Lynch 77 12/113.00
11 (11) 1- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Secret Number 136
Nag me
3 8-8 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 4/15.00
Non runners
7 (7)1234-6Fortify38-8M Al ZarooniNon Runner

Verdict

Mike De Kock won this last year and has two southern hemisphere-bred entries this time. Zahee has twice finished behind his classy stablemate Soft Falling Rain over shorter and Emotif has been a disappointing favourite on both starts here. Saeed Bin Suroor and Mahmood Al Zarooni share the four Godolphin entries with the former responsible for the superbly bred and once-raced Secret Number, a winner at Kempton in October, and I'm Back, who chased home Soft Falling Rain in January but ran poorly when well backed last month. SNOWBOARDER, runner-up in the 2000 Guineas last month with Zahee, Deauville Prince and Fortify behind, looks the one to be on as he continues to make progress though Deauville Prince was having his first start for four months that day and should get closer after a decent effort in a Listed contest last week.